For the first time, President Obama publicly acknowledged Paul Ryan’s entrance into the race for the White House Sunday at a fundraiser in Chicago.
In his first public mention of Romney running mate Paul Ryan, Pres Obama says "I know him. I welcome him to the race."
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) August 12, 2012
Just in: President's first comments on Ryan — "good and decent man" but "ideological leader of the Republicans in Congress"
— Ed Henry (@edhenryTV) August 12, 2012
Pres. Obama on Paul Ryan: "I want to congratulate Congressman Ryan. I know him. I welcome him to the race. Cong. Ryan is a decent man"
— Steve Brusk (@stevebruskCNN) August 12, 2012
Obama’s Twitter feed displayed a different message. As he was speaking, his campaign tweeted this:
Make sure the women in your life know: Paul Ryan supports banning all abortions, even in cases of rape or incest.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 12, 2012
This comes on the heels of a deluge of tweets yesterday and today stating “facts” about Paul Ryan.